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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Prionocyphon

fuzzy round reddish, Scirtidae? - Prionocyphon limbatus Prionocyphon limbata - Prionocyphon limbatus Prionocyphon limbatus LeConte - Prionocyphon limbatus - female Prionocyphon limbatus? - Prionocyphon limbatus - male - female Beetle - Prionocyphon limbatus Prionocyphon limbatus Prionocyphon discoideus orange-fronted black beetle - Prionocyphon discoideus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Scirtoidea (Plate-thigh and Marsh Beetles)
Family Scirtidae (Marsh Beetles)
Genus Prionocyphon
Explanation of Names
Prionocyphon Redtenbacher 1858
2 spp. in our area(1), dozens in the Old World
in our area, eastern (both spp. widespread and range north to NS-ON)(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.